Captured in Ice

I found this small rock captured in ice in the middle of Lake Helene in Rocky Mountain National Park. I can only imagine that the rock was thrown to its resting place by a visitor as the water was still in the midst of freezing. This was 30′ from the shore line so there would…

Helene Lake

This is Lake Helene (10,643′) at the base of Notchtop MountainĀ (12,129′) in Rocky Mountain National Park. The lake is a 2.9 mile long hike from the Bear Lake parking lot. It is considered a moderate trail, but it does climb about 1,200′ from the parking area to the lake. You can do this hikeĀ as an…